The TWiVsters reveal the puppet master: an RNA virus injected with wasp eggs that paralyzes the ladybug so that she protects the cocoon until the adult emerges.
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- ASM grant writing online course 2:10
- Who is the puppet master? (Proc Roy Soc B) 20:40
- Why ladybird? 23:15
- Ladybird ladybird 23:35
- Dinocampus coccinellae 24:15
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- Letters read on TWiV 443 4:20, 1:02:05
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